In Science, we aim to provide a study of experimental investigation of the three sciences that gives all students a first class educational experience. Students acquire a body of scientific knowledge which is valuable to both everyday life and to study at a higher level. Throughout all of our courses students gain skills that enable them to be comfortable in an increasingly technological world; they should then be able to apply these skills in scientific method to unfamiliar situations.
Course outline for Key Stage 3
The following topic areas are covered by students in Year 7: environment and feeding relationships; variation and classification; electricity; solids, liquids and gases; acids and alkalis; forces and their effects; cells; reproduction; solutions; the Solar System; simple chemical reactions; energy resources.
In Year 8, students develop the previous skills that they have learnt and study the following areas: food and digestion; rocks and weathering; heating and cooling; atoms and elements; sound; respiration; compounds and mixtures; light; microbes and disease; the rock cycle; magnets and electromagnetism; ecology.
Course outline for GCSE
In Year 9 all our students begin three separate GCSE courses in Biology, Chemistry and Physics, so all students will achieve all three GCSEs at the end of Year 11. Information regarding each of the individual sciences can be found by following the links below: